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AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

Are there any known issues in upgrading AirWave over major releases from version 7 to version 8?

 

MVP
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Registered: ‎11-07-2008

Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

You should be fine Steve. Just make sure to do the recommended backups, etc before starting (should always be a best practice, you know). But 7.7.14 to 8.0.8.1 should be fine, though note that 8.0.9 just released.

Jerrod Howard
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Registered: ‎04-10-2012

Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

I am planning an Airwave migration from a physical server (Airwave 7.3.8) to VM (Airwave 8.0.9.2). I plan to do a fresh install on the VM (CentOS 6.6, Airwave 8.0.9.2) with a different IP address and server name. I plan to request a new license. I want to migrate the customer data - devices, VisualRF, custom reports.  

Will the customer data move over from the old version to the new version? Is there another recommended procedure?

 

Thanks,

Tim

 

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

If you backup and restore, data will be moved over.  It is worth mentioning, that you should only backup and restore on the same version.  You could upgrade the physical server to the target version, backup, and then restore to the fresh VM install.

 

One word about going from a physical server to a VM:  Airwave is very disk and memory intensive, so it always performs better on a physical server, than a VM with the same specs, because it would not have to share resources with other hosts..



Colin Joseph
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txb
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Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

Thanks for the quick reply. Because we are going to make a such a large version change, the local SE recommended the fresh install method, than migrate customer data. Primarily so we avoid the multiple upgrades that would be involved. However, if the customer data is at risk in migrating to the new server/version, we might consider the upgrade method.  Do you know if there are Aruba documents to support either or both methods? Thanks again for your support.

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

What does "migrate data" mean?  Does that mean do a backup and then restore?



Colin Joseph
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Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

Yes, backup and restore. I would backup and restore the data the customer wants moved over to the new Airwave server. The customer would like to migrate devices currently configured in Airwave, VisualRF heatmaps, custom reports. It would be great if we could move history data as well. 

Guru Elite
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Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

The backup and restore will preserve all of the information you mentioned above.

 



Colin Joseph
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txb
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Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

Great!  Do you know if there are Aruba documents available for the procedures discussed? Specifically, I need to know filenames for the devices, VisualRF data, custom reports. 

Guru Elite
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Registered: ‎03-29-2007

Re: AirWave upgrade 7.7.14 -> 8.0.8.1

There is only a single filename for a backup.  The backup and restore procedures are detailed here;  http://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/AirWave_8_0_Web_Help/UserGuide.htm#AWUserGuide/Chapter7_DailyTasks/Backups.htm%3FTocPath%3DPerforming%2520Daily%2520Administration%2520in%2520AMP%7CMonitoring%2520and%2520Supporting%2520AMP%2520with%2520the%2520S...

 



Colin Joseph
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